How to criticize and keep relationships that matter

My from kindergarten-best-friend once betrayed my trust,  but  72 years later we are still best friends and partly because she is not afraid to criticize. I was raised in a family that believed with all their hearts that if you couldn’t say something nice, you should not say anything at all.  You might think that …

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THE DAILY POST CHALLENGE

TOPIC  34 HOPE AND THINKING ABOUT WHAT MATTERS  Perhaps it is because I am on the Downhill Slope that the world seems more scary than when I was a child.  This from one who has lived through many wars.  My life began shortly before WWII.  An Age of Hope followed.  Still I remember hiding under my …

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THE DAILY POST CHALLENGE

TOPIC  33 HOPE AND POWER LEADING.   DO YOU SMILE MORE THAN YOU FROWN, PRAISE MORE THAN YOU CRITICIZE?  HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT THE FIVE TO ONE RULE?   ABOUT THE PICTURE:   Weddings are full of hope and according to most statistics and far too many jokes, the hope is sadly mis-placed.My mother’s mother …

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